Articles in Organic Gardening
A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.
Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.
Here’s an update on how my garden is doing so far. I think this has been my best garden year to date! Lots of lessons in what to do and what NOT to do this month.
I discovered a new garden pest on my grapevines this morning. Here’s what I’ve learned about this pesky caterpillar, and what I’m doing to control it organically.
A quick peak into my garden as it looks right now.
Timing is essential when pruning grape vines. Get it wrong, and “bleeding” will occur. (As I found out the hard way.)
We love picking fresh peas and eating them right off the vine. Here’s how easy it is to plant your own peas…
Cats can be a real pain in the garden. Here’s what I do to keep them from digging up my freshly planted beds.
Last year I noticed signs that something was wrong with my fruit trees. I think I’ve diagnosed the problem, and am working on eradicating the disease. (Advice welcomed!!)
I’m trying something new this year for starting my seeds: Soil Block Makers. Here are my thoughts on the product and my experience so far. (Hint: LOVE THEM!)
Even though the ground is covered with a thick blanket of white snow, my Spring garden is busy growing indoors.
Dying for Spring so you can get back in the garden? There’s a lot you can do right now to be getting prepared! Here are a few ideas to keep you busy until the cold months have passed.
We never ever eat radishes, but I wanted to see how well they would grow in our garden. If they grew nicely, we’d learn to like them! Here’s what we’ve discovered…
Three years after planting our grape vines, we’re enjoying the best harvest yet!
Learn when to plant a fall garden, and which crops do best during the cooler months of the year.
If you’ve never tried growing cowpeas, I’d definitely recommend that you give it a try! Here’s how my first experience growing them went, what I learned along the way, and why I’ve grown to love them in the garden!